Ramamohana Brahmachari

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Ramamohana Brahmachari was a yoga teacher who lived in a cave in Himalayan mountains near Manasa Sarovar, Tibet along with his wife and three children.[1] He taught more yoga and asanas to his pupils including Tirumalai Krishnamacharya of Mysore. He was said to have mastered 7000.[2] Krishnamacharya claimed that he stayed with Ramamohana Brahmachari for seven years in his cave and studied various aspects of yoga, including stopping of pulse and a text called the Yoga Koranta.[1] Ramamohana Brahmachari taught the therapeutic use of yoga.[3] He also taught the yoga sutras.[4]

Ramamohana Brahmachari taught yoga to Krishmacharya up to 1918, when the latter left for his native place Mysore and taught yoga to hundreds of people.[3]


  1. ^ a b Fernando Pagés, Ruiz. "Krishnamacharya's Legacy". Yoga Journal, Cruz Bay Publishing. Retrieved 8 January 2013.
  2. ^ Krishnamacharya, Tirumalai. Yoga Makaranda. p.25. Kannada Edition 1934 Madurai C.M.V. Press Tamil Edition 1938
  3. ^ a b Mohan, A.G. (2010). Krishnamacharya: His Life and Teachings. Massachusetts: Shambala Publications. pp. 5, 16. ISBN 9781590308004. Retrieved 8 January 2013.
  4. ^ Desikachar, T.K.V. (1999). The Heart of Yoga: Developing a Personal Practice. Vermont: Inner Traditional International. p. xvii. ISBN 9780892817641. Retrieved 8 January 2013.